Tactical Scams

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by Jeff White, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Alma Illinois
    I was going through my email and discovered one that made it past the spam filter. It was an ad for a "weaponized flashlight". So I opened up the spam folder and found emails selling the "latest Navy SEAL weapon just released to the public", "Online Concealed Carry Certification" and all kinds of other lethal and less lethal weapons and training.

    Given the algorithms they use to track people all over the internet I'm sure most people reading this will have similar emails in their spam folders. I was thinking, where does the general public go to have those claims debunked?

    I think it would be a good thing if we debunked them here. Perhaps if we staled about them here at THR search algorithms would bring interested people to this thread, we might save them a but of money and embarrassment and maybe even encourage some people into looking into legitimate training.

    So if you see one in your email, post it here and we'll talk about it.
  2. Mauser lover

    Mauser lover Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    East KY
    Okay, I'll start!

    Those "online concealed carry classes" are total bunk! No, 46 states do NOT respect that garbage! Do not fall for it!

    Hope I helped. I pretty much just wanted to watch the thread.

    Oh, one more. The "Turn any handgun into a sniper rifle with this one trick" ad that cycles through. It has a picture of someone pointing at the decocker lever on a Tanfoglio (or other similar DA/SA) pistol. Doggone it, I clicked on it by accident. Not from the picture, but I searched it on the web. I was trying to get the S&W forum topic about it but missed and shot high. Anyway, just found out it is for a cheap laser sight. Hey, IT WON'T WORK! To start with, you can't see a tiny laser spot at 100 yards, let alone 1000! (By the way folks, a 100 yard shot is not something to brag about with a "sniper rifle".)
  3. old lady new shooter

    old lady new shooter Member

    Apr 26, 2015
    The "Online Concealed Carry Certification" ad pops HERE if I come in on my phone. (On my laptop I have an ad blocker.)
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